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Welcome to the team, Rachel!

I'm so glad you're here!

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I am Rachel. I love dance. I took every dance class offered in college, Now I dance in my living room

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I am delighted that you are here, beautiful dancer!

I love to shimmy at home, too. Right now, to top R&B and Hip Hop hits.

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Hello everyone!

My name is Kristen! I have studied belly dance briefly and loved every moment of it. I let life keep me from pursuing it much and a crazy schedule hasn't helped but I love dancing whenever music plays. My daughter is starting in ballet now and I love watching her and I love the joy and passion that comes from dance! Such amazing feelings.

I live in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada and have lived here my entire life. I love my home and have no plans of living anywhere else. I love raising my children here surrounded by our families and the beauty of this place.

I also love reading and writing and exploring and learning new things!

I look forward to meeting new people on here! I am happy to have found SparkPeople and happy to have found these communities of people!!

Cheers!

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Hello, Francine!

So glad to crazy dance with you!

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Hi,
My name is Francine. In the past (way in the past) I studied ballet. Actually did some professional work. Unfortunately had a leg injury and really couldn’t continue. I also did other types of dance but ballet was my fav. Now I just dance for fun.
I love dancing around the house while I cook, clean etc. the dogs get excited and I just assume that is their way of dancing.

I live in Florida. I’ve been here 20 years. I love it. Eventually both my daughters also moved here.

True exercise is difficult for me because of many medical conditions. But, I do walk each day, try to swim a couple of times a week and do my crazy form of dancing!




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Oh, so glad you found us here!

What a marvelous goal!
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Hi. I'm new. I love to dance. I take ballet, tap, and jazz. I figure one is never to old to dream and one day I hope to dance pointe.

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What a great way to commit to dancing again!
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Hi Everyone... My name is Deby...

I thought I would join the team... because... I want to get back to DANCING

(I also rejoined the YMCA... to help me with my goal of dancing again)

~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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Wow, I am so impressed with your excellent self care. I agree, dance can really be so much fun, it can feel like play instead of work. Welcome to the team, beauty! Blessings on your health.
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Hi everyone. I am 36, I have three children who all do online school, I am a stay at home mom / social media manager/agent for my 14-year-old actress. Past two months I have stepped into high gear to change and be healthy after a heart scare in November.

My go-to exercise right now is Figure 8 fitness which is Latin dancing. I do roughly 40-60 minutes every morning and add in some strength training. Every once in a while my girls will even join me. I find that dancing workouts keep me more focus as they are more enjoyable to me than the standard workouts.





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2/3/18 4:58 P

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Yes, now is the perfect time to dance!

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Hi - always love to watch dancing movies, and saw a documentary this week that showed an experiment that proves dancing is not only good for the body but also is the best type of exercise for improving brain performance! Have always said I'd like to learn to dance - now is the time!

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Welcome Dancing Lotus and Island Mama! We're excited your a part of the group!

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I am so excited that you are here and ready for more self care!

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Hi team! I'm a 41-year-old homeschooling mom to an 8-year-old boy with Aspergers. I have neglected myself in many ways for a long time and I am fed up with it. I am taking back my life!!! I can be a great mom and wife and STILL take time for myself!

I joined this group because my all time favorite exercise if putting on headphones and dancing around like a goofball while I get housework done. Looks like I'll be in good company in this group!

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Yes, we can do this.

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Thanks, Bonnie. I am glad to find a site that is up to date and we can be supportive to each other through this caregiving process.

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Sending you all the empathy in the world for this rough part!

My wife and I are caring for her elderly mother (88) and stepfather (94) who moved out here from Texas, but really should not be living independently anymore. It is not just exhausting, but totally heartbreaking to be around constant complaining and toxicity. May we find relief.

So glad you are dancing. We can move through anything together.

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Hi! My name is Bonnie. I am 64 years old. I presently mostly do West Coast Swing, but I love Ballroom, and have done most of the partnering dances including salsa, Argentine Tango. I am presently taking care of my Dad who is 85 years old part time, and being supportive of my brother who has prostate cancer, and my nephew going through a break up. I am struggling to maintain my own life, my stretching, strengthening exercises, going to dance classes and parties. I find everything so overwhelming and depressing always being around sad, negative people, so I was looking for a forum to help me stay uplifted and focused on what I love the most which is my dancing. In loving kindness, Bonnie

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Hello, gorgeous! Delighted that you're here!

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I'm one of those living room dancers :)
Took dance for about 10 years when i was young, loved it, and wish I had kept at it.
Was a member here once before but spent more time on my butt than I did dancing, but I'm back, hoping to get it back in gear and get the dance bug jigging again. :)

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Thrilled you are here, beautiful dancer. Thanks so much for that great introduction.

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I've been a part of this team for awhile, but I've never introduced myself. I'm hoping to participate a little more. My name is Karen. I'm from Alabama, but I now live in Colorado. I great up dancing (ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and lyrical). I got my BA in Dance from Coker College in South Carolina and I've been teaching dance since graduating. I currently teach at 3 different locations and I'm on the sub list for another studio. I love dance and it keeps me in shape!

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So glad you're here, beautiful dancer!

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Hi and good morning! I was on SP 2009-2012 and I'm back to finish what I started. I love the team name and have a blog with a similar title. Have a great month and be a dancing machine! Happy Sunday!!

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Delighted to have you here, Kay!

I love picturing you dancing with a friend every day after school.

So much fun to move to music. What a treat that you picked up a DVD and a CD for dancing. Good music makes all the difference.

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I thought this team sounded fun. I do love to dance and feel like I don't do enough of it. I was in a zumba class that stopped lately and for years, I had two aerobic classes a week. Growing up, I was in ballet. I am old enough to remember the "Dick Clark" show and danced with a friend every day after school.
Dancing is exercise, but it just seems fun. I feel happy dancing and it keeps one's mind active, too. I am thankful that I can still enjoy this activity as I get older.
My wonderful husband is not a dancer, but will dance with me now and then. He is very active and seems fitter than I am at most sports, but wilts dancing. Oh, well! That is why dancing on my own in a class if fun.
Lately, I bought a dance DVD and a CD for dancing.
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Welcome! I've never tried it. I will go check it out.

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2/3/17 1:56 P

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Hello! New member here! I'm a bellydancer (I practice tribal fusion) and I also teach Bellyfit® 2-3 times per week.
Have you tried Bellyfit®? It's so much much fun! Great music, fun moves and you choose your level of impact so it's quite accessible to most women :) Right now they are running a promo for the Embodied Goddess program online, buy one for you and give one to a friend :D http://www.bellyfit.com/store/product_deta
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Fun! I teach the twist in my belly dance classes to ease my students into the technique for Algerian and Tunisian shimmies. Very twisty!

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Hi There! Thank you for the welcome! I can still get around and dance and then rest. I have some heart problems with a fast heart beat, but love to dance to oldies, and just about anything that has a good beat. lol I just adjust to what I can do and just keep moving. Every little bit helps. Love to cha cha and twist! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon

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So glad you're dancing with us, beautiful!

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It can be hard for me to modify high impact moves quickly enough to keep up with some dance videos. I always appreciate instruction that is skillful enough to include modifications right up front, to include a broader range of ability and mobility.

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Hi! I'm Pat, and I love to dance. I am disabled, but dance at home and also looking for new videos on youtube or other places on line. Glad I'm here! emoticon emoticon

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I hope you dance at home, even a little. So many great videos to work with!

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I used to dance in a Studio...

Looking for strength and encouragement!


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So glad you're here, gorgeous! Do you dance at home or in a studio?

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Hi all!

2 years ago I had lost 40 lbs and was Salsa dancing about 7 hours a week. I LOVED it and am never happier than when dancing!

Then work stress hit and BAM I gained 45 lbs almost overnight. I had a hysterectomy 2 months back and am finally in a place where I can work out.

So here we go. Heading to lose 60-80 lbs. and most importantly, to start dancing again!!!

Looking for strength and encouragement!


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What a blessing to have you join us here, gorgeous dancer!

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Hi Everybody!

I am Juli, I'm 30, and have been dancing since I was 3. I grew up doing ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and hip hop and was on the dance teams for both my High School and College. When I graduated college I missed dance SO MUCH so I got Zumba certified and started teaching that!

That is where my passion for fitness dance began!

Now I teach Zumba, Hip Hop, and 305 Fitness, and even started my own online dance company to help spread the dance love across to the globe to people that might not have these awesome classes near them. Check it out! www.bodybold.coM I'm just getting things rolling but am very excited about it all!

I used to be very active on spark and am excited to re-engage with the community. Thanks for welcoming me to the group and I look forward to chatting with you all!


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Welcome, beautiful dancers! So glad you're here.

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Hi, everyone -

New to the group, but not new to Spark and certainly not new to dancing. I love to dance in any way, shape, or form - I almost can't control myself when I hear good music! My favorite ways to dance are ballroom, tap, salsa, bellydancing, and pole dancing - and lately, I've been playing with hooping, as well. It's fun, even despite the bruises I'm getting! :)

Nice to "meet" you all!

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Hello everyone! I love salsa, zumba, anything!! I enjoy taking dance classes or i just go into the gym studio and blast the music and dance for an hour or two. Cheers!

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Hello, gorgeous belly dancer! I love Tribal style improv. Blessings on your health journey!

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Hi, all. Just joined this team. I've been active on SP for a week. I'm an ITS bellydancer, but I love pretty much all dance.

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So glad you are here! Come on in, the shimmies are fine.

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Hello Dancers! I am Lisa. I am 53, a worker, a wife, mother, and grandmother. I used to take bellydance lessons and used to dance every day but I stopped when I got married almost t years ago. It wasn't intentional. I just run out of time. I need to start dancing again.

Lisa

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Come on in, beauty! The dance floor is fine!

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Hello to all! I've just turned 60 and although my goal was to have it all together by now, well, not so much. I've let life struggles take me away from the simple joys of life. And my health has suffered in the process as well. But what brought me to this team is this. No matter how bad things are going, the pure joy of dancing always makes me happy.

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Welcome! emoticon

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Stephy. It's great to have you on board. We are glad that you have chosen to join us here.

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I was invited to another group you lead Homebody but since I have been rockin around the Christmas tree so to speak I thought this one was better for me.
I love to dance free style and just get my booty shaking.
I welcome anyone who wants to know more about me to check out my page and add me as a friend and we will talk soon.
Take care and Happy Holidays and Happy Dancing to all.

Seasons Greetings from our house to yours!!!!

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Hi my name is Linda Grimm. I've been here a few days. I like the group. It takes me a
while to get to know everybody! I hope everyone has a Terrific & Blessed Tuesday! LYL!

My name is Linda! Have a Blessed Day & Praise the Lord!
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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

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My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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to our team Tonya. It`s great to have you on board.

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Hi, my name is Tonya and between working and going to school, I don't have much time, and dancing is how I'm getting my cardio in.

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

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to our team. let's get

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Hi Welcome to the team. I love music, too. Currently I am not dancing much because of my knees, but once I recover from knee replacement, I will be back in the groove.

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I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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Hi Everyone! I'm happy to be joining this team, because I love music and dancing! Music from the 50s, 60s, 70s,... and on up to these swiftly moving 2000s, brings such joy to me. Great exercise, that just feels like fun!
Have a blessed day!

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Bonnie. I'm sorry I'm late welcoming you. My life has been hectic these days with updating our main bathroom. It's great to have you on board my sparking friend.

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Hi My name is Bonnie aka iamagemlover. I joined this team days ago but we had a family emergency and I haven't had time to look things over. Thank you for the invite. I love to dance but live alone and don't do it very often. When my son was growing up I belonged to PWP after my divorce and we use to have weekly dances.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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emoticon and thank you for the emoticon !!! I am excited to be a part of this group. I love to dance and think it is an excellent form of exercise.

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to our team Dottie. It's great to have yu on board. Dancing is a emoticon way to exercise.

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Hi! My name is Dottie. New to this team not to spark. Love to dance when I am able to. I have some hip and leg issues going on and refuse to take any more coritzone shots for it. There is an inflammation and I want to get rid of it not pacify it.

So I dance as exercise, use the treadmill, walk. Its all slow going but with better eating and losing weight and moving more I am hoping I can heal it myself.

Would love to make new friends. Look forward to meeting you all and inspiring and encouraging each other to meet our goals.

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to our team LESANNSPR.. It's great to have you on board.

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emoticon You certainly sound very involved in dance - good for you!

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A little about me.

I am a 44 year old mother of 3. Married 18 years this coming Sunday. Tried to convince my husband to go to a local Salsa club for their Saturday night social. He's not a dancer, so it's not going to happen, THIS YEAR. :-)

Over the past 5 years I have lost about 75 lbs. During that time I would do various dance fitness classes at my gym. ZUMBA Fitness, BodyJam and Hip Hop. I was encouraged by an instructor to become one. In August 2011 I became a licensed ZUMBA Fitness instructor. February 2012 became a certified Les Mills SH'BAM instructor and February 2014 became a licensed Mixxedfit instructor. Those are all dance fitness formats I'm can teach. I was also dancing with an African dance team but had to give that up because of a knee injury. There are other fitness formats I'm certified to teach, but not dance formats. I currently teach on average 10 classes per week. It keeps me active and helps me to maintain my current weight, it has also helped me rediscover myself and make a lot of new friends.

Again thanks for the invite to this group.

I LOVE ALL THINGS DANCE

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Good morning. Thanks for the invite.

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to our team Louise. It's great to have you on board.

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emoticon I hope you had a marvelous time dancing!

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Hi,

I'm Louise and you're group really resonated with me. Not being able to dance as long or as hard as I used to is what sparked me into action - and made me realize it's time for some changes. And watching my other half carrying on without me, well that just sealed the deal. I'm dieting and exercising, and feeling a hundred percent better already.

I'm not going to stand at the back clapping politely at concerts, I'll be at the front dancing, and I'm not going to cut my time short on the dance floor because I'm out of breath. Not anymore.

I'm out tonight to a party, and intend to dance the night away :)

Best wishes to all, and I hope you all get some dancing in this evening

xx


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to our team LUV2DNS. It's great having you on board.

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I really do love to dance and when I saw this team listed, I thought it would be fun. Zumba has been my favorite lately, but it is not longer offered at my fitness center. I had ballet, growing up and did aerobics when that was popular for about 20 years.
Yesterday, I just danced at home, something I do anyway. It was great.
Dancing energizes me with the music and I move much faster for the cardio elements and enjoy a healthy awareness of my body. I also feel thankful I can still enjoy this as a senior.

There are so many fun ways to exercise, don't waste time on the other ones. Enjoy healthy, good food and skip the rest.

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emoticon to our team Anne. It's great to have you on board and sparking.

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emoticon Anne!! Why does your signature say Elspeth?

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Hello I am Anne!!! I love Zumba and am also doing cize(dance) workouts. Zumba keeps me eating healthy, going to the gym, and loving life.

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Welcome, KITTYKATAYAH!!!
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HOPE: Holding On, Praying Earnestly...from Guidepost Magazine

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Sounds like you are a very active dancer. It's great to have you here and hope to learn more about you.

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Hi, I am Katharine or Kay. I used to be a ballroom dance instructor, now I go out twice or more a week to go latin dancing with friends and sometimes Tango. Dancing is my passion, without it I think I would be lost. Thursday nights are when i get to dance the most so they are my favorite days!

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to our team Vannessa. It's great to have you on board.

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emoticon Vannessa! You sound pretty active - keep up the good work!!

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Hi I'm Vannessa and I was invited awhile ago to join the team. I love Zumba Dancing and step aerobics as well. I also starting running last year and I have started to love it as well.

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to our team MANDLI44. It's great to have you on board. Tap dance your way over to some of our forums. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.

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Thank you for your encouragement. I do have some arthritis in my lower back and a disc that often bulges, but I think dancing helps me keep moving. It takes me a while to be able to move when I first wake in the morning because of stiffness, but I am very fortunate to be moving well and healthy.

And congratulations on quitting smoking!


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Wow, good for you with your dancing! I'm 72, and can't imagine dancing like that now, with my arthritis and osteoporosis.
Best wishes to you for getting the extra weight off! emoticon

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Hi, I am a 71 year old tap dancer. I have gained a bunch of weight in the last six years and am finely going to get serious about taking the pounds off. I wear skimpy costumes that hug my figure and I have been avoiding admitting how I really look. As the costumes are stretchy, if I don't look in the mirror, I don't have to admit that I have become a bit of a porker.

It is tempting to say that I don't need to be concerned about my weight because of my age. But - that is cop out - as health and well being are important at any age. I used to have strong will power to avoid overeating. It is time for me to get it back.

I dance with 2 senior citizen performance groups and all we earn goes to charity. In one group, I dance with a tap line and the oldest tapper is 85!

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emoticon Lucy!

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emoticon I'm Lucy & 38 yrs old. I've been having medical problems the past several yrs & I haven't been able 2 really workout. I hope I can get back 2 what I was able 2 do real soon.

Be patient! Things will change 4 the better.


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